Quackenbush optioned following DH nightcap

Quackenbush optioned following DH nightcap

CINCINNATI -- Following the Padres' 6-1 victory over the Reds in the nightcap of their split doubleheader on Thursday, the club optioned right-handed reliever Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush, who pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the win, was added as the 26th man on the Padres' roster for the second game of the twin bill. By rule, teams are allowed to add a 26th man to the roster for the second game of a doubleheader, as long as that player is on the 40-man roster.

Quackenbush was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday to make room for right-handed reliever Dale Thayer, who returned to the club after being on paternity leave for the birth of his daughter on Monday.

In three appearances for San Diego this season, Quackenbush has allowed two runs on two hits in 3 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out four.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.